Most of the discussion around cord-cutting revolves around paying for streaming services, but over-the-air television is still very much alive. If you have a TV, you really should have an antenna, even if only for backup situations.
TV antennas and over-the-air broadcasts might conjure up images of “rabbit ears” antennas on top of an old TV and poor video quality, but the modern incarnation in the United States is much more impressive. Most TVs already have the required tuner hardware, so all you need is an inexpensive antenna to plug in, and you get instant access to free OTA television broadcasts.
Easy Setup (Mostly)
Most TVs sold in the United States have an integrated tuner, which is the hardware that converts airwaves into video and audio, so the only thing standing between you and OTA TV is buying an antenna. I purchased a Mohu Leaf 30 two years ago, which is designed for indoor use with TV stations broadcasting from (roughly) 40 miles away or closer. I placed the antenna as far up the wall as possible behind my TV, and stuck it to the wall with…
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